I have a free scarf pattern for you, ably modelled by my headless friend:-
But first, may I briefly direct your attention to the TV? That’s not a sentence that I write very often (I don’t even own a television). But tonight, my chair and I are appearing on the BBC programme, ‘Make’.
The (brief) interview was filmed last October, and I blogged about it here. (And I blogged about the chair here, in case you’re curious.) The programme will be on BBC4 at 9pm UK-time tonight. Given my lack of TV, I’m planning to take up a position behind the sofa at my friend’s house, and occasionally peep over the top to see how embarrassing it all is. Fortunately, my friend is a tolerant sort of person.
But let’s get back to the scarf. A while ago, my Mum requested a knitted hat to go with her red coat, and since there’s only a meagre choice of 70 000 hat patterns on Ravelry, I realized that I’d need to design one. I wrote it up as a free pattern, here. But a hat needs an accompanying scarf, really, doesn’t it? So I tried to work out what sort of thing my Mum might like.
It’s knitted in the round, then the ends are grafted closed. This has the advantages that (i) there’s no purling for the stranded section, and (ii) it makes a double-thick, snuggly scarf.
I just hope that she’ll like it.